With 20 years of shutterbugging experience, Helen’s Place at Colonial Photography is adept at capturing timeless images in its casual studio or at the picturesque outdoor portrait park. After you choose your location, the skilled photogs will work out their camera-clicking appendages and capture your family, favorite sweetheart, or law-school-graduate gerbil in a fury of photogenic poses. One outfit change and up to 147 facial expressions are permitted during the laid-back, one-hour session.
To Angela Smith, the entire San Antonio area is a photography studio. A specialist in natural-light photography, Angela conducts outdoor, on-location shoots, typically at locales of her clients’ choosing. The natural process allows her subjects to pose at venues of personal significance, such as the site of a marriage proposal or the site of a taffy-factory accident that left them attached together. During shoots, Angela often eschews conventional poses in favor of candid, active shots, encouraging her clients to relax and have fun while in front of the lens. Though each photo shoot is a collaborative process between client and photographer, Angela recommends that most shoots take place either before 10 a.m. or in the late afternoon or evening in order to work in the most ideal lighting conditions and allow for the extremely long lunches her camera demands.
A fun-seeking spirit is the driving force behind Mikenzie Bean’s sessions at Grey to Blue Photography. Mixing posed and candid shots, her sun-soaked images capture everything from kids helping their dad clean the pool to couples cuddling in the park. Whether shooting engagements, kids, or families, clients can enjoy some 50 or more photos per session, which Mikenzie offers on a convenient USB drive.
Ladies of all ages and physiques pose for skilled photographers in a private, female-only studio to create artful, sumptuous portraits highlighting femininity and confidence. Upon arriving at the Boudoir Photography by Angie Garfield studio, clients comb through potential outfits with the talented shutterbug and can sip a glass of wine to calm any preshoot jitters. The photographer then leads subjects through a beauty-capturing session composed of a series of poses tailored to the client’s comfort level. Boudoir Photography encourages women to incorporate flirty accessories such as feather boas, long strands of pearls, and velvet leprechaun caps into the session. The retouched prints and digital images immortalize each subject’s unique beauty for a personal keepsake or memorable gift. Groupon holders may also purchase additional prints, products and makeup-application services at 10% off.
The photographers at Retro Vice release each subject's inner temptress with sultry re-creations of classic pin-up poses. Bombshells sit down in the stylist’s chair to make tresses shimmer and cheekbones blush for prints that light up the insides of lockers. A plethora of vintage props and wardrobe pieces spice up shoots with skimpy sailor suits and naughty aprons, and photographers coach models, cladding them with a natural confidence. Much like bootleg antiques, five portraits of the client's choice undergo vintage retouching before the images are finalized in physical and digital form.